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We the People: Online cemetery listing aids family researchers

Sharon Burns: Oklahoma has more than 4,500 cemeteries. The master list, in alphabetical order by cemetery name, is available online in the “Oklahoma Cemetery Directory” published by Oklahoma Home and Community Education.
By SHARON BURNS, For The Oklahoman Published: October 28, 2013
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Oklahoma has more than 4,500 cemeteries. The master list, in alphabetical order by cemetery name, is available online in the “Oklahoma Cemetery Directory” published by Oklahoma Home and Community Education at http://www.ohcegenealogy.com/index.htm. The directory is based on the Oklahoma Cemetery Index that was published in 2007.

The society has published eight regional books: central, north, northeast, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest for all 77 Oklahoma counties. Each book provides a picture of the cemetery, driving directions, cemetery histories when known, legal descriptions, and a 7-inch-by-10-inch county map. The master list also is included on a DVD and four-CD set are available for purchase. Information is available on their website.

Cemetery transcription is the major project for this year. The group will "hop" at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Myers/Oakwood Cemetery, weather permitting. The cemetery was created in 1892 when Samuel Taylor Myers donated the land. It is located two miles east of Interstate 35 on 15th Street, Edmond.

For more information, visit the society's website at http://www.ohcegenealogy.com.

Genealogy notes

Cleveland County Genealogy Society's Beginning Genealogy Workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Norman's Community Service Building, 1183 E Main St. Fee is $15 per person.

For more information, call the society at 701-2100 afternoons from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday or email ccgs@csbi.org.

The Computer Club of Oklahoma City will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at the CCOK Resource Center, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 201.

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